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Crossroads Systems v. NetApp

Crossroads Systems v. NetApp

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Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-00149: Crossroads Systems, Inc. v. NetApp, Inc. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, no judge yet assigned. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l9VX for more info.
Official Complaint for Patent Infringement in Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-00149: Crossroads Systems, Inc. v. NetApp, Inc. Filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, no judge yet assigned. See http://news.priorsmart.com/-l9VX for more info.

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 1IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC., § § Plaintiff, § § CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:14-cv-00149 v. § § JURY DEMANDED  NETAPP, INC., § § Defendant. §
PLAINTIFF CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC.’S COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT THE PARTIES
1.
 
Plaintiff Crossroads Systems, Inc. (“Crossroads”) is a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware and has its principal place of business at 11000 North MoPac Expressway, Austin, Texas 78759. 2.
 
Upon information and belief, Defendant NetApp, Inc. (“Defendant” or “NetApp”) is a California corporation with a principal place of business of 495 East Java Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94089.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE
3. This action arises under the laws of the United States, more specifically under 35 U.S.C. § 100,
et seq
. Subject matter jurisdiction is proper in this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1338. 4. Personal jurisdiction and venue are proper in this district under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1391 and 1400(b). Upon information and belief, Defendant NetApp has established minimum contacts with this forum such that the exercise of jurisdiction over Defendant would not offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice.
 
 25. This Court has personal jurisdiction over NetApp. Upon information and belief,  NetApp regularly conducts business in the State of Texas and in this judicial district and is subject to the jurisdiction of this Court. Upon information and belief, NetApp has been doing  business in Texas and this judicial district by distributing, marketing, selling and/or offering for sale its products, including, but not limited to, products that practice the subject matter claimed in United States Patent Nos. 6,425,035 (“the ’035 Patent”) and 7,934,041 (“the ’041 Patent”) (collectively “the Patents-In-Suit”),
 
and/or regularly doing or soliciting business and/or engaging in other persistent courses of conduct in and/or directed to Texas and this judicial district.
COUNT 1: INFRINGEMENT OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,425,035
6.
 
Crossroads incorporates by reference the allegations set forth in the preceding  paragraphs. 7.
 
On July 23, 2002, the ’035 Patent was duly and legally issued. A true and correct copy of the ’035 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit A. Crossroads is the assignee and the owner of all right, title, and interest in and to the ’035 Patent. The ’035 Patent is entitled to a  presumption of validity. 8.
 
On information and belief, Defendant has directly infringed the ’035 Patent. On information and belief, Defendant continues to directly infringe the ’035 Patent. 9.
 
Specifically, on information and belief, Defendant has directly infringed the ’035 Patent by making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing into the United States certain of its products including at least the following: NetApp E5400 Series Storage Arrays (including  but not limited to the E5460, E5424, and E5412) (hereinafter “the Accused Products”). 10.
 
Further, on information and belief, Defendant has been and now is indirectly infringing by way of inducing infringement of the ’035 Patent with knowledge of the ’035 Patent
 
 3 by making, offering for sale, selling, importing into the United States, marketing, supporting,  providing product instruction and/or advertising certain of its products, including the Accused Products, and Defendant knew that its actions were inducing end users to infringe the ‘035 Patent. 11.
 
Further, on information and belief, Defendant has been and now is indirectly infringing by way of contributing to the infringement by end users of the ’035 Patent by selling, offering to sell and/or importing into the United States components, including the Accused Products, knowing the components to be especially made or especially adapted for use in the infringement of the ’035 Patent. Such components are not a staple article or commodity of commerce suitable for substantial non-infringing uses. 12.
 
Defendant has been on constructive and/or actual notice of the ’035 Patent since at least as early as October 2002, and Defendant has not ceased its infringing activities. The infringement of the ’035 Patent by Defendant has been and continues to be willful and deliberate. 13.
 
Crossroads has been irreparably harmed by Defendant’s acts of infringement of the ’035 Patent, and will continue to be harmed unless and until Defendant’s acts of infringement are enjoined and restrained by order of this Court. 14.
 
As a result of the acts of infringement of the ’035 Patent by Defendant, Crossroads has suffered and will continue to suffer damages in an amount to be proven at trial.
COUNT 2: INFRINGEMENT OF U.S. PATENT NO. 7,934,041
 15.
 
Crossroads incorporates by reference the allegations set forth in the preceding  paragraphs. 16.
 
On April 26, 2011, the ’041 Patent was duly and legally issued. A true and correct copy of the ’041 Patent is attached hereto as Exhibit B. Crossroads is the assignee and

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